Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Bacterial Vaginosis


Millions of women suffer from bacterial vaginosis, so you are not alone in the world having to deal with this problem. In fact, it is the single most common cause of vaginal infection. Be sure to find my link at the end of this informative article to help you on your way to getting rid of bacterial vaginosis.

Bacteria vaginosis (BV) is one of the most common vaginal infections among pregnant women who need to be specially aware. With bacterial vaginosis occurring among pregnant women between 10-20% of the time. There is a strong link between BV and preterm delivery and between BV and early spontaneous miscarriage prior to 16 weeks gestation.

Over douching is thought to be a suspect in helping to cause an imbalance within the vaginal environment.

Bacterial Vaginosis is definitely one of the leading causes of vaginal odor. This odor may become more pronounced after having intercourse and often has a fishy vaginal odor.

Sometimes there is a fishy odor often associated with bacterial vaginosis caused by certain bacteria. Many women find that after intercourse the odor is more pronounced.

This problem falls into a gray area because it is not considered a sexually transmitted disease because even a virgin female can have BV but it is more common in women who have more sexual partners.

The bacteria that cause BV sometimes can migrate deeper or be pushed deeper and cause a dangerous situation by infecting the uterus and fallopian tubes. This type of infection is called pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID and can cause infertility or damage the fallopian tubes so that the woman may have an increased chance of the risk of ectopic pregnancy and infertility in the future.

Bacteria vaginosis can raise your susceptibility to HIV infection if you are exposed to the virus and BV increases the chances that an you can pass HIV to your sex partner. It can also raise susceptibility to other STDs.

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